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  • Resolved kriscleary


    I have a current live site, that I’d like to keep up while I make some major changes.
    Here’s my issue or issues:
    BlueHost is my webhost, they have a nice site installation where you can install WordPress. Currently, I have my A record changed to point to Weebly, where I built my site. Now, I’ve discovered if I install WordPress using the BlueHost feature, all it does is create issues.
    What’s the best way to go about keeping the DNS changes intact, while I build my new site and then switching over? Should I just forgo using BlueHost’s package and do a setup here and redirect later?

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  • Try developing on local host. Use wamp or mamp.
    This way you will always have a backup and no complexities will arise due to domain name record changes…

    Marvel has a great answer, but if you don’t want to do it locally – you can create a subdomain ( or install wordpress in a new directory, like Just keep in mind you’ll have to migrate your site to your real domain once you’re done with it.

    I like the second idea, rcvane. I just visited a website that when you type in their url it takes you to,, for exammple. And then explains that they’re redoing their site but you can view their current site, by clicking on a link.
    So for something like that, it seems it would be better to use a directory than. Thanks.

    EDIT: I tried using the bluehost installation creating directory. Example: But clicking on the new url just brings an error.

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